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    Which rangefinder would Miles be carrying?

    I looked at this cover of the Live at Newport 1958 album and saw Miles carrying a nice RF. Anyone who would like to take a guess on which type it is?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mi...wport_1958.jpg


    Could they be correct? :
    http://leicabuzz.tumblr.com/post/714...t-newport-1958

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    It looks a bit like a Contax but the little lever which looks like a self timer is on the wrong side. However, if the image was reversed, the rangefinder window is too large.


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    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    M3 w meter on top

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    It looks a bit like a Contax but the little lever which looks like a self timer is on the wrong side. However, if the image was reversed, the rangefinder window is too large.


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    Jeesh. Look at what side of his shirt the buttons are on. It's not reversed. Leica M3. He could afford it, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    JLeica M3. He could afford it, too.
    He could probably afford two!


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    Thank you Leicafinados.

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    Back then many more could afford Leicas than today.

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    Miles Davis used to drive a Ferrari among many other comparable cars, so I don't think he'd carry anything less than a Leica.

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    It's definitely a M3 with a 50mm Summicron and a Leica meter on. A beautiful set up. Someone had spotted Queen Elisabeth with a similar combo many many moons ago. Wonder what she's using now (probably an iPhone...)

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    Gosh.
    What does Miles Davis have in common with our Queen? A pub quiz question very few might get!

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